Kernel: ipw_bss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel



  • I do not recall seeing this in the system logs before.  I just did a clean install to the latest x86 snapshot built on Fri Aug 26 18:54:18 EDT 2011.

    Aug 27 05:57:52	kernel: ipw_monitor: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    Aug 27 05:57:52	kernel: ipw_monitor: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    Aug 27 05:57:52	kernel: module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_ibss_fw, 0xc07893c0, 0) error 1
    Aug 27 05:57:52	kernel: ipw_ibss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    Aug 27 05:57:52	kernel: ipw_ibss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    Aug 27 05:57:52	kernel: module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_bss_fw, 0xc0789320, 0) error 1
    Aug 27 05:57:52	kernel: ipw_bss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    Aug 27 05:57:52	kernel: ipw_bss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    Aug 27 05:57:52	kernel: module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (wpi_fw, 0xc09882e0, 0) error 1
    Aug 27 05:57:52	kernel: wpi: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_wpi.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    Aug 27 05:57:52	kernel: wpi: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_wpi/.
    

    I did enable "Hardware TCP Segmentation Offloading" and "Hardware Large Receive Offloading" as I am using an Intel nic.  Not sure if this is related.

    I have also had the system lock up twice with Kernel Trap 12.

    Chad



  • It's to do with licensng for Intel WiFi NICs. You can ignore it if you don't use Intel WiFi NICs,

    If I recall correctly, snapshot builds have been reporting this for months, if not years.



  • create a file called loader.conf.local in /boot
    loader.conf will be overwritten after every update - loader.conf.local will not.

    put this in it:

    legal.intel_wpi.license_ack=1
    legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1
    


  • Thanks for the info.


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